Head of Mission Support – Athens – MSF Greece

Position: Head of Mission Support

Project: MSF Balkan Mission/ North Greece

Location: Athens

Starting Date: Mid-September

Duration: Indefinite contract with 3 months’ probation period

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.

Main purpose

Supporting the Head of Mission in management and coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpretations according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to facilitate the mission coordination tasks


Supporting the HoM in promoting and protecting the MSF image externally and assisting in context analysis, disseminating relevant context information to the coordination team, regularly informing them on key issues, updating general information on the context for MSF internal documents and advising on cultural appropriateness of organized activities and individual behaviours.

Support in analysing the risks level of the context of the mission and assisting in conducting risk assessments and in the development plans for the mission and project.

Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders. Keeping good knowledge of counterparts in different administrations and departments and keeping up to date records of field contacts (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, etc.) verifying that they are easily accessible, in order to facilitate contacts and meetings.

At the request of the Head of Mission, assisting the HoM or representing MSF in meetings (NGOs, official bodies and administrations, etc.)and preparing full report

Ensuring the follow up of relevant administrative dossiers such as the MSF registration in the country, working permits, immigration policies, national protocols, etc.

At the request of the HoM, preparing and conducting an information briefing, focusing on the country context for International Regional and Relocated Staff

Translating sensitive documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Writing letters and correspondences with officials and partners and preparing reports, internal memos and formal requests. Monitoring the correspondences in the absence of the HoM.

Assisting in the elaboration of the advocacy plan of the mission in collaboration with the PC, MedCo and the Communications responsible and supporting its implementation and follow up.

On request of the HoM, fill gaps and participate to the elaboration of different mission strategic documents, contributing to the mission´s strategic planning and objectives.

Support in organization and planning of associative activities in the mission.

Note:The position may require 20 to 30 percent of time for the field visits.


  • Education: University degree in Social Political Science, Humanitarian Laws or similar or similar level of education

  • Experience. Experience in humanitarian aid preferably within MSF. Essential strong understanding of the workings of the different administrations of the country. Experience working in political, security and humanitarian issues, good understanding of the Greek asylum system.

  • Languages English B2 Greek C2

  • Knowledge Computer proficiency in MS Excel and Word, Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and economics data, Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills. Experience in social media monitoring is an asset.

  • Competencies People Management and Development, Commitment to MSF Principles, Behavioural Flexibility, Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation​

Post conditions:

  • Full time position
  • Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy
  • Private insurance

To apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter in English quoting reference code “HoM Support” in the subject line of the e-mail at:

[To send your CV please click here.]

Closing date: 01/09/2022

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, ability statusand all other diversity characteristics.

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